Commis Chef Apprentice 3 INN LIMITED

This is a busy role which requires focus and enthusiasm and an inquisitive mind. An understanding that there is more to cooking in a restaurant business than cooking. It requires a high level of accuracy and also requires working closely with the team as a team player to be able to adapt to any situation that may arise.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    4 days working a combination of split and straight shifts. 1 day in college. TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

All of the team at The Plough are involved with ordering menu planning and dish development. We have a team of 5 chefs and cook everything from our cultivated yeast to make our sourdough breads, individual stocks, sauces, to desserts, and ice creams. We slow cook, cure, and smoke, using a combination of oven, plancha, Josper ovens Green Egg. We do butchery and fish preparation. All of the team are involved with ordering menu planning and dish development.

Your responsibilities:

  • Working on each section of the kitchen to assist in maintaining an excellent reputation for quality of food and service
  • Working towards producing a high standard of food quality, accuracy and presentation, for each allocated section of the kitchen
  • Working towards an appropriate speed and efficiency of service
  • Seeking to have a good understanding of all products relating to food and equipment
  • Ordering ingredients to meet business demand and  monitoring stock of prepared foods
  • Respecting ingredients and working towards reducing waste
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment  to a high standard of health safety and hygiene
  • Completing HACCAP control sheets to company standards
  • Working towards compliance of health and safety and hygiene to Company standards and statutory obligations in all areas of the business

Interaction with business:

  • To show a positive attitude at all times with work colleagues guests and suppliers
  • To communicate clearly and effectively with work colleagues and suppliers
  • To have pride in your work and be able to self reflect

Please note: 

Due to our rural location, you may need access to your own vehicle.

If you can’t drive we do have regular access to lift sharing from Bedford and some areas of Rushden, and would be happy to discuss this with any interested candidate.

We also operate and Bike to Work Scheme dependant on your location.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.  We advise you to submit your applications early to prevent disappointment.


The training you will be getting

Training with Milton Keynes College.

Ongoing training, support and development with the employer.

Commis Chef Level 2.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For any suitable candidate there will be a fulltime position as a Demi Chef de Partie, an opportunity to learn and explore ideas with a team with over 35 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential

About the employer

Our skilled team of chefs create honest food using seasonal ethically sourced produce from both local sources and other areas.  Classical culinary training and techniques is the base to create menus with great flavours using influences from around the globe. The Service Team are professional, caring, friendly and helpful they provide an experience that is attentive but unfussy service from the moment they come into work and of course when the guests arrive and importantly to the time guests and everyone departs. The Plough is a beautiful 15th century building, originally built around 1480 nestling in the North Bedfordshire Wolds.  It has an intimate yet relaxed atmosphere with log fires in winter, opening up in the summer to a large garden area. It offers comfort and a warm welcome.




The Plough, Kimbolton Road, Bolnhurst


MK44 2EX

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Jun 2024